Jan 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Health Sciences


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This program of study is for students planning to continue their education to by earning a bachelor’s degree in health sciences-related fields. The Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in Health Sciences recognizes students’ academic accomplishment and should simplify the transfer of credit process at future institutions.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Health Sciences

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections for WSCC programs or transferable to specific institutions.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)


  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 English Literature Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1,2

    1 History Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1,2 

    Approved Electives (6 hrs.)2

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (non-literature)(3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1,2

    1 History Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1,2 

    1 Mathematics Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1,2

    Approved Elective(s) (4 hrs.)2

Program Degree Requirements - A.S. Health Sciences


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Humanities (9 hours)


    Approved Humanities/Fine Arts General Education electives1,2  6 credits
    Approved English Literature General Education elective1,2  3 credits

History (6 hours)


    Approved History General Education electives1,2  6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)


    Approved Mathematics General Education Elective1,2  3 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)


    Approved Electives19 credits

Total Credit Hours 60


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